THE BIG PARTY
On Thursday, May 10th Dan and I flew into Tacoma for the BIG GRADUATION PARTY. James had finished his doctorate program in Physical Therapy at Puget Sound University and we were going to CELEBRATE~!
We had cakes to bake and dinners to fix and granddaughters to spoil so of course we started with walks to the park.
Then we baked and decorated 4 cakes ~ one for each of the graduates on James' team.
We went to dinner at Steamers with Rob, Daniel, Will, Jenni, Preston, Taylor, James, Elizabeth, Gwenevere and Gracie.
Of course we had sea food as we looked out at the ocean.
Then we walked on the beach....
and watched the train whissss by.
Guess who was the happiest!
We finished that night with ice cream and toppings.
Sunday was James' big day. There was a "Meet the Faculty"
and then the Hooding Ceremony
We are SO proud of James!
The campus was beautiful and we had a picnic lunch right there on the lawn.
Will and Jenni joined us as did all of James' family.
Dan and I took the little girls home to start dinner while everyone else went to the Graduation Ceremonies.
Tessha and Patrick surprised us by showing up at James and Elizabeth and helping us get everything to the dinner.
What a great Mother's Day surprise!
We met up with everyone else at the Club House and had a fun celebration.
That's when I got to play with the grandkids and go for a walk with them.
My favorite time.
Oh yah, on Saturday we were able to do the final alterations on Jenni's dress and it worked out just perfect.
Here are a few of my favorite shots.
Not too bad for a fun weekend in Tacoma.